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Monday, April 19, 2010

China: Button wins in a thriller

Sports News - April 18, 2010


  1. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1hr 46mins 42.163secs
  2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren +00:01.530
  3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 00:09.484
  4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 00:11.869
  5. Robert Kubica (Poland) Renault 00:22.213
  6. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 00:33.310
  7. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Renault 00:47.600
  8. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 00:52.172
  9. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 00:57.796
  10. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 01:01.749
  11. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 01:02.874
  12. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Williams 01:03.665
  13. Jaime Alguersuari (Spain) Toro Rosso 01:11.416
  14. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Lotus 1 lap
  15. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Williams 1 lap
  16. Bruno Senna (Brazil) HRT 2 laps
  17. Karun Chandhok (India) HRT 4 laps
  • Jarno Trulli (Italy) Lotus 30 laps
  • Lucas Di Grassi (Brazil) Virgin 48 laps
  • Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) BMW Sauber 49 laps
  • Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) Toro Rosso 56 laps
  • Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) BMW Sauber 56 laps
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Force India 56 laps
  • Timo Glock (Germany) Virgin 56 laps


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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Malaysia: Third time the charm for Vettel

German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing won the race


  1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1 hr 33 mins 48.412
  2. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull +4.849 secs
  3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes GP 13.504
  4. Robert Kubica (Poland) Renault 18.589
  5. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 21.059
  6. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 23.471
  7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 27.068
  8. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 37.918
  9. Jaime Alguersuari (Spain) Toro Rosso 01:10.602
  10. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Williams 01:13.399
  11. Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) Toro Rosso 01:18.938
  12. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Williams 1 lap
  13. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 2 laps
  14. Lucas Di Grassi (Brazil) Virgin 3 laps
  15. Karun Chandhok (India) HRT 3 laps
  16. Bruno Senna (Brazil) HRT 4 laps
  17. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Lotus 5 laps
  • Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Lotus 10 laps
  • Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Renault 24 laps
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Force India 44 laps
  • Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes GP 47 laps
  • Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 48 laps
  • Timo Glock (Germany) Virgin 54 laps
  • Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) Sauber 56 laps (DNS)


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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Malaysia: Qualifying

McLaren and Ferrari got it wrong with the weather and will start back with the newbies, while Mark Webber put in a blistering lap after the rain to take pole. Will the third time be the charm for a Red Bull pole sitter?

Formula One - F1


Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg again handily outqualifies Michael Schumacher, a Force India sits fourthboth Williams cars are in the top 10, and home team Lotus saw a car make it into the second session.

Rain shuffled up this grid, and it likely isn't finished this weekend.

  1. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1:49.327
  2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes GP 1:50.673
  3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1:50.789
  4. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1:50.914
  5. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Williams 1:51.001
  6. Robert Kubica (Poland) Renault 1:51.051
  7. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Williams 1:51.511
  8. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes GP 1:51.717
  9. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 1:51.767
  10. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Force India 1:52.254
  11. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Renault 1:48.760
  12. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) Sauber 1:48.771
  13. Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) Toro Rosso 1:49.207
  14. Jaime Alguersuari (Spain) Toro Rosso 1:49.464
  15. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Lotus 1:52.270
  16. Timo Glock (Germany) Virgin 1:52.520
  17. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren
  18. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Lotus 1:52.884
  19. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:53.044
  20. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:53.050
  21. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:53.283
  22. Karun Chandhok (India) HRT 1:56.299
  23. Bruno Senna (Brazil) HRT 1:57.269
  24. Lucas Di Grassi (Brazil) Virgin 1:59.977

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Malaysia: Practice

From a Kuala Lumpur travel site:

Seasons in Malaysia

There are two monsoons that hit Peninsular Malaysia each year. The eastern side gets hit the hardest between October till January with much rainfall and thunderstorms. A mountain range that cuts through the centre of the country provides a light shield to the eastern monsoon, but Kuala Lumpur and other cities on the west still receive much rainfall and storms during this time. From March to April, there is another monsoon that comes from the west and hits places like Kuala Lumpur directly, bringing the most rainfall to Kuala Lumpur.

This means that for most of the year, Kuala Lumpur is peppered with showers and occasional thunderstorms. The driest periods are usually between May till July, where there is a respite from the monsoon seasons. However, the storms when they do come are relatively short, and the rains actually bring a cooling atmosphere to the city. For tourists and visitors, this means that Kuala Lumpur is suitable for visits all-year-round, with no particular period or season to avoid.


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F1 Grand Prix of Malaysia - Practice

Lewis Hamilton made a bold statement in the first day of practice in Malaysia, taking both sessions in the McLaren ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull and the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.

Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes

FIA Friday press conference - Malaysia
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Friday, April 2, 2010

A lap of Sepang

Mark Webber in the Red Bull simulator gives us a lap of the Sepang circuit.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Race prep: Malaysia

For those who felt Bahrain failed to deliver the excitement, Australia more than made up for it.

A first lap shemozzle shuffled things up a bit, but Sebastian Vettel was soon speeding off into the distance as the Red Bull again proved easily the fastest in the field. Unfortunately, for the second straight race, the car let him down, as what was called a brake failure put him out of thhe race.

Jenson Button's superb call to go to slicks before the rest delivered the McLaren driver into the lead as the champion made a statement he should not be regarded lightly.

It certainly proved better than the team's strategy for Lewis Hamilton, which left the Briton airing his frustration in public on team radio.

Second went to Robert Kubica, delivering a great, if surprising, result for Renault, while Felipe Massa took third in the Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher's second race in the comeback delivered an unimpressive 10th, but how much of that can be chalked up to early damage is an unknown. What is know is the likes of
Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas Di Grassi do not appear to be intimidated by the seven-times world champion.

Of the newbies, Karun Chandhok got a few more laps than his one-lap appearance in Bahrain, finishing the race for HRT (though several laps down). Heikki Kovalainen also brought home his Lotus.

Now we are on to Sepang, and the title race is beginning to look exciting.

Formula One - F1


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